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Internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller to explore same-sex marriage in "Glory Box"

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2013-11-22 08:56:34 - General

Tim Miller

Internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller will present "Glory Box," a production exploring same-sex marriage, on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, in Cedar Rapids. Tickets are available for $16 in advance on the Legion Arts website (www.legionarts.org) or $20 at the door.

In addition, Miller is conducting a week-long storytelling workshop with Coe College students in early December. The resulting all-student performance piece - "Body Maps" - will be presented in the Mills Experimental Theatre in the Dows Fine Arts Center at Coe on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge.

"Glory Box" is a funny, sexy and politically charged exploration of same-sex marriage and the struggle for immigration rights for lesbian and gay bi-national couples. It recounts the trials Miller has been forced to undergo in trying to keep his Australian partner in the United States. In commenting about "Glory Box," Miller says, "I want the pieces to conjure for the audience a site for the placing of memories, hopes and dreams of gay people's extraordinary potential for love."

Known as a solo performer, teacher, writer and activist, Miller's work is critically acclaimed in the U.S. and abroad. Anita Gates of the New York Times calls Miller, "A charming and wildly energetic storyteller! Funny, forceful and full of vigorous gay pride!"

Hailed for their humor and passion, Miller's performance works have delighted and emboldened audiences all over the world at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the London Institute of Contemporary Art and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He is the author of the books "Shirts & Skin," "Body Blows" and "1001 Beds," an anthology of his performances and essays that won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama-Theatre. Miller has taught performance at UCLA, NYU and the Claremont School of Theology. He is a co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Calif.

Miller's CSPS performance is co-sponsored by Coe College Department of Theatre Arts, with additional funding assistance from Legion Arts, the Coe GLBT Alliance and the Coe Committee on Diversity.

For more information call 399-8581, or visit www.legionarts.org.